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No Quarter: SJC Mandates Treble Damages for Any Late Payment of Wages - Even Honest, Corrected Mistakes

USA - April 5 2022 On April 4, 2022, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court adopted an even more employee-friendly approach to damages for Wage Act violations in the…

Barry J. Miller, Emily J. Miller, Molly Clayton Mooney

Patel, et al. v. 7-Eleven, Inc., et al - While the Massachusetts’ Independent Contractor Statute May Apply to Franchise Relationships, the SJC’s Decision Actually offers Protection for Franchisors

USA - March 29 2022 On March 24, 2022, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued a much-anticipated decision in Patel, et al. V. 7-Eleven, Inc…

Keval D. Kapadia, John R. Skelton

Is Arbitration the Answer: Vaccination Arbitration?

USA - January 4 2022 We have written a lot about the pluses and minuses of requiring arbitration of employment disputes. The arithmetic is complicated and employers come…

John Ayers-Mann, Patrick J. Bannon, Molly Clayton Mooney, Arthur Telegen

Is Arbitration the Answer: Can Companies Win Summary Judgment In Arbitration?

USA - June 7 2021 In comparing arbitration to litigation, it would be misleading to compare the time, cost and risk of resolving a case at an arbitration hearing to…

John Ayers-Mann, Patrick J. Bannon, Molly Clayton Mooney

Is Arbitration The Answer: What About Mass Arbitration?

USA - March 30 2021 In recent years, a new factor has entered the equation for employers considering employee arbitration programs: mass arbitration. In this piece, we…

John Ayers-Mann, Patrick J. Bannon, Molly Clayton Mooney